One of my favourite places on earth

I moved to Adelaide back in the mid 2000’s to work for a year.  I ended up staying for five, and one of the major reasons I’m sure, is because of the food. For me the ultimate source of great produce was the Adelaide Central Market.  Four years on, and two cities later and I…

limes, wonderful limes….how I love thee….

I had the joy of taking on of my sisters on her first overseas journey many years ago.    We couldn’t decide between Bali, Thailand or Vietnam and so grabbed out a make of South East Asia, closed our eyes and pointed to pick our destination.  It ended up being Malaysia, a country neither of…

Grandma Bower’s Gingerbread Cake

This cake is a good, old-fashioned, sturdy and delightfully aromatic tasting cake.  No extra fluff of icing or decorating, just great flavour.  Perfect for afternoon tea with a cup of coffee, a pot of tea, or even with a nightcap like Cointreau or Kahlua.  What’s more, it’s one of those baked goods that keeps well…

my story of Australian ANZAC biscuits

My story of ANZAC biscuits starts quite a  time ago…… When I was 17 years old, I spent a year living in Sweden as an exchange student.   It was back in a time in my life where my interest in food lay more in the eating, a time before I really wanted to learn…

Basil Pesto

I think I saw the largest basil plant that I have ever seen in my life on the weekend.  We were visiting family, at our old residence from last year, and I couldn’t believe my eyes at what has happened in our old herb garden.  Talk about proof of what love and care can do…

My Nan’s Green Tomato Pickles

The memories of my Nan was not really of her being  a foodie person.  Her creative talents lay with her knitting needles instead.  However one of my most favourite food memories that I associate with her is green tomato pickles.  They are a bit of a legend in our family, something coveted and devoured at…

Broccoli & Bacon pasta

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to eat more vegetables.  For some reason when this happens my go to seems to be broccoli. I have memories of travelling in Hawaii in 2006 and being desperate for a plate of  veg after so many days of hamburgers and chips,  so much so that I ordered the…

Super Tasty (and easy) Carrot Cake

This cake is one with memories attached, as most treat foods tend to have.  I first made this cake in Canada in June of 2004, as my best friend’s wedding cake.  The theme was relaxed midsummer, and a carrot cake was the perfect cake match.   Its light and moist texture with the richness of the…